GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 16 Jan 2019, 04:17

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • The winning strategy for a high GRE score

     January 17, 2019

     January 17, 2019

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     January 19, 2019

     January 19, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 10 Dec 2007
Posts: 47
Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 03 Jan 2019, 07:55
1
1
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

62% (01:10) correct 38% (01:43) wrong based on 197 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective at persuading industrial corporations to change.For example, as a result of the efforts of animal groups, many pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies have reduced their use of laboratory animanls, substituting in their place alternative methods of product testing.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the connection between pressure group activity and corporate chage claimed above?


(A) Many comp in the pharmaceutical industry have increased their public relations spending in order to counter the activity of animal rights groups.

(B) Before the new methods of testing products are used, they have to be caliberated by comparison tests involving experiments on laboratory animals.

(C) When companies stop using laboratory animals, they generally go to some expense to publicize this change of policy.

(D) The pharmaceutical manufacturrers who still use laboratory animals are mostly the smaller firms that have been less subject to pressure group activity.

(E) The methods of product testing that do not involve laboratory animals are faster and cheaper that the methods that do.

Originally posted by vermatanya on 23 Jan 2008, 21:36.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Jan 2019, 07:55, edited 2 times in total.
Edited the question.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 03 Sep 2006
Posts: 785
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2008, 21:44
(E)The methods of product testing that do not involve laboratory animals are faster and cheaper that the methods that do.


Should be "E"
CEO
CEO
User avatar
B
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3439
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Other
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2011
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jan 2008, 06:38
1
1
E

Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective at persuading industrial corporations to change.For example, as a result of the efforts of animal groups, many pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies have reduced their use of laboratory animanls, substituting in their place alternative methods of product testing.

the first assumption: there was no other reason to reduce use of laboratory animanls by pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the connection between pressure group activity and corporate chage claimed above?

(A)Many comp in the pharmaceutical industry have increased their public relations spending in order to counter the activity of animal rights groups. - irrelevant.
(B)Bfore the new methods of testing products are used, they have to be caliberated by comparison tests involving experiments on laboratory animals. - irrelevant.
(C)wHEN COMP STOP USING LABORATORY ANIMALS, THEY GENERALLY GO TO SOME EXPENSE TO PUBLICIZE THIS CHANGE of policy. irrelevant. strengthen. Despite of expenses companies have reduced their use of laboratory animals.
(D)The pharmaceutical manufacturrers who still use laboratory animals are mostly the smaller firms that have been less subject to pressure group activity. - irrelevant. slightly strengthen
(E)The methods of product testing that do not involve laboratory animals are faster and cheaper that the methods that do. - ok. it is the first assumption.
_________________

HOT! GMAT TOOLKIT 2 (iOS) / GMAT TOOLKIT (Android) - The OFFICIAL GMAT CLUB PREP APP, a must-have app especially if you aim at 700+ | Limited GMAT/GRE Math tutoring in Chicago

Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 05 Jun 2012
Posts: 71
Location: United States
Schools: UCSD (Rady) - Class of 2011
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.7
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2012, 12:31
I'm going with (B) here. First, the breakdown:

PREMISE: Pol groups caused some corps to switch from animal test to new test
CONCLUSION: Pol groups are more effective in making corps change (care about animals)
ASSUMPTION: Switching tests demonstrates that the corporations actually care.

(B) weakens the assumption by showing conclusively that the corporations don't care about animals, and therefore haven't changed at all.

(E), on the other hand, does not destroy the assumption - it's possible that corporations can care about both animals AND money (let's not be too cynical here). Furthermore, if the new tests are cheaper, why didn't the corporations switch earlier? Probably because the political pressure was the catalyst, which would actually strengthen our conclusion!
_________________

Ryan Jacobs | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | San Francisco

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 11 Feb 2018
Posts: 201
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V37
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V36
GMAT 3: 750 Q50 V42
Re: Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2019, 01:58
I feel C is a strong contender here....They stopped testing not because of the pressure but because they wanted publicity....

Experts please help...
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 25 Jun 2016
Posts: 8
Re: Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jan 2019, 20:56
The answer here should be option B.

Can you anyone what rationale was used to select answer as option E.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2019
Posts: 1
Re: Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jan 2019, 21:15
1
Answer is E

The question makes an assumption that the only reason pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are using other alternative instead of laboratory animal is due to pressure.

E. This mentions that there are other reasons as well for a company to use other methods other than laboratory animals. Hence it defeats the assumption made.



Cheers!

Posted from my mobile device
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective &nbs [#permalink] 08 Jan 2019, 21:15
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Recently political pressure groups have become far more effective

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.